"Does it taste good?" Lily asked after Zhuo Jingren had swallowed a spoonful of soup that Lily spoon-fed him with.
"Very good," he immediately nodded. "I want more."
Lily happily fed him another spoonful of the soup. "Alright, drink some more." She then turned her head towards Secretary Go. "Secretary Go, please have some soup. I made a lot. There is enough for three people."
"Alright," Secretary Go smiled politely and grabbed a small bowl of hot soup sitting on the table. The lady boss was really kind to think about him. President Zhuo is so…. SALTY!
Secretary Go's face reddened as the saltiness of the soup assaulted his taste buds. Ahhhh! No wonder President Zhuo did not stop him from taking the soup! He thought that the president was magnanimous enough to share the soup with him! But it turns out that he merely wanted Secretary Go to have a taste of the soup as well. Secretary Go turned his head slowly towards his boss who was happily drinking the soup. How could his boss drink the soup with such a straight face?
"How was it Secretary Go? Do you like it?" Lily asked Secretary Go with a smile.
"Of course, Miss Qin… It is the best," he lied with a straight face before drinking another mouthful of the soup again.
Lily beamed at the two men who were indulging her. 'These two really deserve an Oscar!' She initially thought that Zhuo Jingren would find an excuse to reject the soup after taking a mouthful, but he didn't. He didn't even flinched as he continued to drink mouthful after mouthful. He even complimented her!
Lily shook her head inwardly. Wasn't she lucky to be able to meet a man who worshipped her like a god? Lily was sure that this man would not even flinch if she fed him poison. "Alright, you can stop pretending now. Go Jichen, go and prepare something else for Zhuo Jingren to eat. Make it quick," she said.
"Why? I would love to drink more…" Zhuo Jingren's words were quickly cut off by Lily.
"I can't cook," Lily admitted as she met his eyes. "This food will only make you more ill. Have your secretary make you something else."
Seeing Lily's poker face, Zhuo Jingren let out a sigh before confirming Lily's instructions earlier. He knew that Lily wouldn't continue feeding him the soup she had made and since he was hungry, he had no choice but to get his secretary to make him something else to eat.
"Are you sulking?" he asked Lily who was avoiding his gaze. He immediately wondered if she was angry. But how could she be angry when he had complimented her? At the present, Zhuo Jingren was in a really good mood because of the things he heard from Secretary Go, about everything that happened when he was unconscious. He heard about how Lily had told everyone that she was his fiancée and even said she was very possessive of him. Wasn't this a dream come true for Zhuo Jingren?
"Don't lie to me next time," Lily said while letting out a sigh. "As you can see, I can't cook. Are you still going to marry me?" she asked directly, not realizing how silly her question was.
For Lily, she just wanted to know if the man was truly serious about her. She wouldn't want to find herself being too invested in the relationship that she couldn't pull out later if the man wasn't serious.
"What are you talking about? If I want a cook, I would have married a chef," he laughed.
"True." Lily nodded. "Then, let's talk about what happened."
"Go Jichen told me everything, when you were cooking," Zhuo Jingren said. "He said you couldn't find the driver and there was nothing conclusive to pinpoint the one who was responsible for the explosion?"
"Yes and I believe that someone might be after your life."
"No, Lily, someone is after yours. Not mine," he corrected as his hands enveloped hers. The fact that someone wanted to separate them before the accident was enough to prove that someone wanted Lily dead.
"I am not surprised," Lily said. This was what she initially thought but since she didn't know anyone in Japan, she quickly dispelled that thought from her mind. But now that Zhuo Jingren said it himself, Lily found it highly plausible. "And I think I know who wanted me dead."
Zhuo Jingren immediately raised an eyebrow at her. "Who?"
"Secret," she answered before giving him a smile. "Though I did not find any conclusive evidence, I believe I can still make the culprit confess."
Zhuo Jingren's lips curled into a smile when he heard Lily's words. "Of course, you can. My wife is truly skilled ah."
"What wife? Don't be shameless… I just agreed to marry you. You have not given me any betrothal gifts yet!"
"All my gifts to you are already under your name. They were already processed and signed even before you agreed to marry me," he proudly said.
It was Lily's turn to raise an eyebrow at him. "Huh… so you wanted to marry me that bad huh. You already prepared my gifts even before I agreed. How bold."
"Of course, you have already taken advantage of my body. It was only natural for me to assume that a businesswoman like you would take responsibility for what happened."
"A businesswoman would always think about her profits. Again, can you tell me my gains in this marriage?" she asked as her lips lifted into a smile.
"Besides the fact that I am good-looking, I am also kind and sweet. I can cook, I can drive, I can do the laundry and I am very rich! I am the ideal husband! You can even say I'm the Nation's Husband," he shamelessly boasted and laughed heartily.
"Why don't we include the fact that you are a nervous wreck who keeps fainting in front of me, hmm?"
"It was because I lost a lot of blood!" he retorted.
"Okay…" She shrugged. This man would never accept the fact that he had fainted because of shock. "Then tell me the material gains," Lily said with profits in her mind.
"Hmmm…you are indeed a profiteer. Why don't you grab that attache case in the drawer over there. Secretary Go brought that over earlier." He pointed at the drawer to his left and watched as Lily picked up the case. She was able to pass the case to him when he said, "No, open it. It's yours anyway."
Lily looked at the brown leather attache case and then at Zhuo Jingren. "Password?"
"Your birthday," he answered.
Lily only smiled at Zhuo Jingren before she slowly input her birthday at the combination lock of the case. A low 'tick' sound could be heard before she opened the case and examined its contents. Then her eyes widened as she turned to Zhuo Jingren, surprise was written all over her face.
"Is this all for me?"